France, Travel Bag, Marie Antoinette, History, Auction, Palace Of Versailles

France, Travel Bag

You won't believe how much ill-fated Marie-Antoinette's travel bag sold for

Take a wild guess.

3/6/2020 10:15:00 AM

Take a wild guess.

A travel bag belonging to the ill-fated French queen Marie-Antoinette sold for more than five times its estimate in an auction of royal memorabilia near her one-time home at the Palace of Versailles.

The Osenat auction house said that there had been fierce bidding last weekend"both in the room, over the telephone and on the internet" for the relics of France's most iconic queen.The leather travel bag with the studded"Queen's room number 10" inscription went for US$47,600 (RM207,702), having had an estimate of between US$8,700 (RM37,962) and US$11,000 (RM47,998).

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The damask serviette embroidered with the royalfleurs de lysinsignia and leaf crowns with a bouquet of roses at its centre, went for US$15,860 (RM69,205).Marie-Antoinette had fond memories of the coronation ceremony in Reims cathedral in 1775, writing to her mother in Vienna,"it's an amazing thing to be so well received two months after the revolt" over high bread prices.

Ironically, it was her supposed insistence that the starving peasants eat cake –"Let them eat brioche" – that would later help seal her fate and that of the French monarchy, although there is no evidence that Marie-Antoinette actually said that.

A lock of hair from her husband, Louis XVI, who also lost his head on the guillotine, went under the hammer for US$4,376 (RM19,094). The couple are still regarded as martyr saints to French monarchists, with the king's hair kept inside a medallion of rock crystal in the shape of a heart. – AFP Relaxnews

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